The Boston Pan-African Forum hosted a community discussion and report back on the historic conference on Reparations held at the University of Edinburg, UK in November 2015. Presentations were made by conference participants– U Mass-Boston Professors Jemadari Kamara and Robert Johnson, Wheelock College Professor Joyce Hope Scott , and former MA State Senator Bill Owens. It […]
An Engaging Discussion of “Higher Education in Africa: The Rising Challenge and the Complex Opportunity” was presented on November 23rd, by Dr. Phillip Clay, Professor and former Chancellor, MIT. The presentation took place at the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library, 65 Warren Street, Roxbury.
RECEPTION TO WELCOME THE WORLD-WIDE AFRICAN DISASPORA was held October 23rd 2015, for active Pan-Africanists in the Boston Area, and new arrivals from communities of African descent throughout the world. It was held at the University of Massachusetts at Boston The Snowden Auditorium, Wheatley Hall, 1st floor. PROGRAM: The main speaker was Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne, Professor, University […]
Boston Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project On August 23, 2015, a ceremony recognizing Boston as a Middle Passage port site took place at Faneuil Hall, beginning at 3pm. This event was part of a larger effort by the National Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP), an international, grassroots organization dedicated to commemorating the more […]
For article re Liberia’s success click here Read on here for info and video on the BPAF forum re “The Ebola Crisis”, which was discussed in the context of the more general crisis in the health care systems of several West African countries, and what actions concerned citizens might take. Our discussion highlighted some of the unique clinical manifestations of Ebola (as […]
BPAF (Press and leadership briefing, May 15, 2014, at the Community Information Center at 516 Warren St. Roxbury). The Speaker is former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, and Mrs Arese Carrington. Those attending included, beside WRJ, Joyce Hope Scott, Mimi Jones, Alex Asare, Robert Johnson, Reginald Jackson, Helein Simmonds, Christle Rawlin-Jackson, Bill Owens, […]
SPECIAL APPEARANCE — WAMBA DIA WAMBA Prof. Wamba spoke at the BPAF March meeting, about some current projects and possibilities with BPAF. Prof. Wamba returned to Boston briefly, after an absence of 10 years. He was born in the westernmost province of the former Belgian Congo. After early schooling under Belgian colonialism, he finished college in the U.S., receiving […]
ANNUAL RECEPTION PROGRAMS: Boston Pan African Forum holds an Annual Fall Pan African Reception, usually at UMass Boston, to welcome all new comers from the continent and the Diaspora to Boston, as well as long-time members of the African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean & Afro-Latin American communities. PAST reception — 2014: . Dr. Fallou Ngom, of […]